Studies hint at improved quality with HM, but imperfect measures and little comprehensive data spur calls for more research
As demand for 24/7 on-site coverage increases, HM groups wrangle with night-shift issues
Continued growth and relevance mean higher expectations in quality of care, training, and alignment
Dr. Cawley, former SHM president, and Dr. Michota, chief of hospital medicine at Cleveland Clinic, forecast a bright future for hospitalists, but also expect growing pains along the way
Christopher P. Landrigan, MD, SFHM, MPH, director of the Sleep and Patient Safety Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, offers suggestions for minimizing the adverse affects of switching from day shift to night shift and back again
The Society of Hospital Medicine's co-founders have witnessed explosive growth and maturation, and also see a bright future for a specialty that now numbers in excess of 30,000 nationwide
Safety, equality should factor into HM groups’ coverage plans
Few studies have shown how to effectively improve communication to improve patient safety
Pros and cons associated with new technologies in hospital settings
Competency is a global assessment and legal determination made by a judge in court. Capacity is a functional assessment and a clinical determination about a specific decision that can be made by any clinician familiar with a patient’s case.
Proposed ACO rules spark physician group backlash
Screening for AAA; Adverse events in atrial fibrillation; Biological treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases; Steroid treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases; Levofloxacin for H. pylori; Natural history of tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy; Predicting postoperative pulmonary complications; Code status and goals of care in the ICU
Answering the Call for Retrospective Regulatory Review
'Hospitalist' Turns 15, Thanks to Bob Wachter, MD, MHM
New QI portal offers searchable database of tried-and-true projects
Planning, teamwork, understanding make for a baby-friendly workplace
Febrile Infants With Urinary Tract Infections at Very Low Risk for Adverse Events
All HM program directors need to be aware of such federal laws as the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, as well as the corresponding laws of the state in which they work.
Professional Dress Prevents Patient Misperceptions
Whose practice is it, anyway?
Hospitalists’ meteoric rise to relevancy is buoyed by a to-be-determined legacy
Defining ‘high-value’ hospitalist standards must precede process improvement
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